In Memory of




Obituary for Hanna Lora Finnbogason

Hanna-Lora Finnbogason (nee Miller)
(September 19, 1955 – November 27, 2022)

On Sunday November 27 2022, Hanna passed away suddenly in her home in Winnipeg. She is survived by 5 brothers Will (Joan), Henry (Ingrid), Erich, Alfred (Barb), and Kurt (Diana), 8 nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews. Hanna was predeceased by her loving husband, Charlie in 2008 and by her parents William (2012) and Maria Miller (2020).

Although Hanna suffered a long-term illness, she never complained about the disease’s progression, and she was always willing to try new and experimental treatments in hopes of improving her quality of life. Over the last several years, her family and friends were saddened to watch as her condition slowly deteriorated.

Hanna and Charlie were married in 1981 and had 27 wonderful years together, living in Toronto and Winnipeg. They spent many winter vacations basking in the warm Mexican sun in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (near Puerto Vallarta). When they retired in 2008, Hanna and Charlie bought a dream home in the small town of Bucerias, near Puerto Vallarta. After Charlie passed away unexpectedly in May 2008, Hanna continued to live in Mexico until her deteriorating health forced her to return to Winnipeg to be close to family and friends.

Over the years, Hanna had many great friends with whom she shared good times and many laughs. Hanna’s friendship with her best friend, Sharron Amy has been the most enduring, beginning with the time that they both worked for Buffalo Credit Union and ending with them retiring to live in adjacent buildings in Quail Ridge, a condo complex in Winnipeg’s St. James district. During the last four years of Hanna’s life, her friend Craig Robertson was an important part of her life. They enjoyed each other’s company and were travelling companions who were able to go to Hanna’s former home in Bucerias. Unfortunately, Craig passed away in October 2022 after a lengthy illness.

In her younger years, Hanna attended school in Winnipeg and was a proud alumnus of Daniel MacIntyre Collegiate Institute. She was a flight attendant for several years with Worldways Canada and had many amusing stories about her travels. She later worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses in Toronto and Winnipeg.

A celebration of Hanna’s life will take place at 11:00 am on Friday January 6, 2023, at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg. If friends are unable to attend in person, the celebration of life will be webcast. Information is available at

Although her family and friends were shocked by her sudden death, we are comforted by the fact that Hanna has now been reunited with Charlie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 0R3, the MS Society of Canada, 1465 Buffalo PL #100, Winnipeg Manitoba R3T 1L8 or the Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 9Z9.